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Spaces for actors, movements, and struggles at particular moments in time; ‘a heterogeneous affinity between various social formations, such as social movements’ (Routledge (2003) TIBG28, 3); ‘a world made of many worlds’ (Marcos in K. Abramsky, ed. 2001). ‘Convergence spaces are comprised of place-based, but not necessarily, place-bound movements…relational achievements involving a practical relational politics of solidarity. Such solidarity takes place in the form of changing and overlapping circuits of relations that are enacted both virtually through the internet and materially in particular forums where connections are grounded in place- and face-to-face based moments of articulation’ (Cumbers et al. (2008) PHG32, 2). These places of protest enter the collective memory of the participants of convergence spaces, thereby reinforcing the moral commitment of activists to their struggles (Routledge, op. cit.).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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